Our field is "bariatric" surgery. Bari means weight or pressure in ancient and modern Greek. However, bari denotes obese in biblical Hebrew and healthy in modern Hebrew. The Greek language and the Hebrew language (spoken by many ancient Northwest Semitic peoples) come from different language roots. We surveyed interactions between the two languages, to determine historically how bari could have become a "loanword". Ample mingling of the peoples was found.
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